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Composer profile: John Adams

American composer John Adams

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15 February marked the 70th birthday of a composer whose music is hard to match for shimmer, glamour, excitement and sheer unadulterated fun. Charlotte Wilson plays her picks of his music.

ADAMS: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Performers: San Francisco SO cond. Michael Tilson Thomas

SFS Media SFS 0053

ADAMS: Shaker Loops: I Shaking and Trembling
Performers: Ensemble Modern cond. Sian Edwards
RCA 09026 68674

ADAMS: Century rolls, 1st mvt (excerpt)
Performers: Emanuel Ax (pno), Cleveland Orchestra cond. Christoph von Dohnányi
Nonesuch 79607

ADAMS: Harmonium: I Negative Love
Performers: San Francisco Symphony Chorus & Orch cond. John Adams
Nonesuch 7559 79549

ADAMS: Desert Chorus, from The Death of Klinghoffer
Performers: London Opera Chorus, Lyon Opera Orch cond. John Adams
Nonesuch 7559 79549

ADAMS: Harmonielehre: Part II: The Anfortas Wound
Performers: Orchestra of St Lukes cond. Edo de Waart
Nonesuch 524842

ADAMS: Grand Pianola Music: Part II. On the Dominant Divide
Performers: Ellen Corver, Sepp Grotenhuis (pnos)
Lindsay Wagstaff, Kym Amps, Ruth Holton (sops)
Netherlands Wind Ensemble cond. Stephen Mosko
Chandos CHAN 9363


JACOB TER VELDHUIS: Jesus is Coming; The Garden of Love
Prism Quartet
Innova Recordings 693

Watch Jacob Ter Veldhuis's Grab It! An exploration pf the profound emotional contrast among men on death row.
WARNING: This video contains language that some people may find inappropriate.

NEIL ROLNICK: Digits; A Robert Johnson Sampler
Kathleen Supové (pno), Neil Rolnick (electronics)
Innova Recordings 656

London Phil/Marin Alsop
LPO 0066

11:00 New Music Dreams

Deaf Center - Owl Splinters

Deaf Center - Owl Splinters Photo: album cover art

DEAF CENTER: Owl Splinters (album)
Erik Skodvin (cello, electronics), Otto Totland (pno, electronics)
Type 080

DEAF CENTER: Follow Still, Oblivion, from Recount (E.P)
Erik Skodvin (bowed guitar, electronics), Otto Totland (piano, electronics)
Sonic Pieces PATTERN 001CD